Crime Writing Sources: Books, Journals & Websites

Please feel free to take a look through this list for resources, inspiration and ideas. I will keep this list updated regularly as I find new sources and links!

Update 29/12/16 – All books, journals and sites can now be found in my Resources section!

Diversity in Writing

Sisters in Crime (2016) Report for Change: The 2016 Publishing Summit Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Mystery Community. Lawrence, KS: Author.

 

Forensics

Monckton-Smith, J., Adams, T., Hart, A. and J. Webb (2013) Introducing Forensic and Criminal Investigation. London: Sage.

 

Geographical Profiling and Mapping Crime

Brantingham, P. J. and P. L. Brantingham (1981) Environmental Criminology. Prospect Heights: Waveland Press.

Brantingham, P. and P. Brantingham (1995) Criminality of Place: Crime Generators and Crime Attractors. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 3 (3):1-26.

Bull, R., Cook, C., Hatcher, R., Woodhams, J., Bilby, C. and T. Grant (2006) Criminal Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide. Oxford: Oneworld Publications.

Canter, P. and P. Larkin (1993) The Environmental Range of Serial Rapists. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 13:63–69.

Cohen, L. E. and M. Felson (1979) Social Change and Crime Rate Trends: A Routine Activity Approach. American Sociological Review. 44:588-605.

Clarke, R. V. and D. B. Cornish (1985) Modelling Offenders’ Decisions: A Framework for Research and Policy. Crime and Justice. 6:147-185.

Groff, E. R., Weisburd, D., & Yang, S. M. (2010) Is it important to Examine Crime Trends at a Local ‘Micro’ Level?: A longitudinal Analysis of Street to Street Variability in Crime Trajectories . Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 26: 7-32.

Harries, K., & Le Beau, J. (2007) Issues in the geographic profiling of crime: Review and Commentary. Police Practice and Research. 8:321-33.

Lersh, K. M. and T. C. Hart (2011) Space, Time and Crime. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.

Newman, O. (1972) Defensible Space. New York: Macmillan.

Rossmo, D. K. (2001) Geographical Profiling. London: CRC Press.

www.police.uk

 

Psychology of Crime and Criminals

Alison, L. J. (2005). The Forensic Psychologist’s Casebook: Psychological Profiling and Criminal Investigation. Oxford: Willan.

Bull, R., Cook, C., Hatcher, R., Woodhams, J., Bilby, C. and T. Grant (2006) Criminal Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide. Oxford: Oneworld Publications.

Holmes, R. M. and J. E. De Berger (1988) Serial Murder. Newbury Park: Sage.

Norris, J. (1988) Serial Killers. NY: Doubleday.

 

The Law, Legal Jargon and Court Cases

The Crown Prosecution Service

Wikipedia – Types of Death

 

Writing – Crime & General Tips

Quick, A. (2012) 102 Ways to Write a Novel. Brecon: Old Street Publishing.

 

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